| Feb 20, 2014
Letters to the editor from Schaumburg, Morton Grove, Park Ridge and Niles.
The primary election season is upon us. Many citizens gripe about their disgust of government and of those who hold public office. Conversations then drift...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Susan Cadogan sang quietly, and mostly at home, while she spent her days working at a university library in Kingston, Jamaica, in the mid 1970s. She felt self conscious about performing, and did not listen to her country's popular music at the time,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:05 PM
"At Middleton," the new romantic comedy starring Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia as strangers who collide during a campus tour with their college-bound kids, is like a feckless flirtation.
I use the word "feckless" because it keeps popping up in the film,...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The word is out that we're embarking on a new golden age of journalism.
In recent months some of the hottest names in the business — the Washington Post's Ezra Klein, Nate Silver of the New York Times, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of the Wall...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Five months after leaving her seat as one of the founding hosts of ABC-TV’s daytime talk show “The View,” Joy Behar says one of her biggest surprises is that she doesn’t have to have every moment of her life scheduled.......
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Inside a small TV studio in Los Angeles, Ondi Timoner is absorbed again in the making of documentaries. She's on the phone discussing editing options for one project, then planning for the fundraising event of another. Standing nearby is director...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Samsung has released countless ads in 2013, but it seems the South Korean tech giant has saved the worst for last.
A commercial for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch was released by Samsung this weekend, and because of its super cheesy nature, the video may be...
| Dec 24, 2013
Famous for his documentaries "The Civil War," "Mark Twain" and "Baseball," among others, filmmaker Ken Burns has a new film ready to roll out in 2014: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History." Featuring Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti and Edward Herrmann lending...
| Dec 29, 2013
Crossword puzzles had been around for a little more than a decade when Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster — Dick and Max to friends — sensed possibilities that apparently no one else had up to that point.
The book of crossword...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
About 10 years ago, when Donna Braley was 79, her family started to notice that she was having trouble doing the things she'd always loved to do -- crocheting, cooking, doing crossword puzzles. Because her children lived in different states, it took a...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:10 PM
When it comes to rewarding distraction — we would never suggest it was a waste of time — there's nothing quite like grabbing the crossword puzzle, retreating to a comfortable chair and battling it out with Mr. Shortz, Mr. Reagle or whoever...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:40 AM
In a year-end memo to company employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook sparked more speculation over what the tech giant might have up its sleeve in 2014.
"We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that we think customers are going to...